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- Sep 6, 2012
It is finally time that someone steps up and says what needs to be said: The college admissions process is broken and needs to be fixed. The current system for gaining entry to elite colleges discourages unique passions and deems many talented students ineligible.
Thus, at the Werewolf Institute of Paradoxplaza, we have a much better system of choosing who to accept and who to reject. Applicants will be split into groups of 17, 3 of whom will secretly be an admissions officer trying to murder the others. If the 14 can weed out the evil-doers and survive, they will be admitted. We believe this process will allow us to select for smart, active, engaged students who can show a good capability at teamwork, as well as being less stressful for the students themselves than standard college application procedures.
Let the games begin! We hope to see you on campus soon
There shall be seventeen (17) players. Special Roles will be handed out after the last person signs up. The game will then proceed to a Night deadline.
The game is divided into two periods - night and day. For practical reasons these two periods take place at the same time, from one update till the next.
Each day, all players gather and decide to lynch one of the players - the person they think is most likely to be an admissions officer. Each night, the admissions officers will strike back and murder the student they think is least worthy of admission. In each 24 hour period, the students will lynch, and the officers will hunt. The students can try to lynch multiple people by creating a glorious, Lemeard-approved, TIE, and the officers can also decide not to reject anyone at all at night.
The admissions officers win if they manage to reach parity with the students.
The students win if they manage to lynch all of the admissions officers.
3 Admissions Officers:
A staff of well-trained and highly motivated young people. Each night, will hunt and murder one student who does not fit in with faculty requirements, be they on GPA, GRE grades, gender, race...
3 Honor Students:
Just because the Werewolf Institute of Paradoxplaza rejects conformity and the standard applications procedures, doesn't mean it doesn't value traditional college values! The 3 applying students with the highest GPA will be put together in a group and they will all know each others' identities, and know that they are not admissions officers.
11 Common Students:
Ordinary students, applying to the Institute in hopes of escaping the stresses of standard college applications. Fight for your lives!
Players are highly encouraged to role-play as graduate or undergraduate school applicants.
§1A. - You sign up to the game by requesting so in a post in this thread.
§1B. - No new players will be admitted after the game has started, EXCEPT if substituting for another player.
§1C. - You may at any time be substituted out by requesting so in the thread or in private conversation.
§1D. If you are confused about your role, contact the GM via private message. Do not make a show of it in the thread. Any attempts to discuss role message in the thread are strictly forbidden.
AGAIN: YOU MAY NOT DISCUSS ROLE PMs. THIS INCLUDES WHETHER YOU HAVE RECEIVED ONE OR NOT. BREAKING THIS RULE WILL RESULT IN YOU BEING SUBBED OUT. IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH ROLE PMs, PM THE GM.
§2. - Orders and votes submitted after deadline are ignored.
§3A. – Players will vote daily. Should they not vote, THEY WILL BE REPLACED. There will be no exceptions unless the Game Moderator states otherwise.
§3B. – Invalid votes (Voting for Game Moderator/Ghosts) will not be accepted.
§3C. – In the event of a TIE, ALL TIED players will be executed.
§3D. - The player(s) with the majority of votes at deadline is considered dead. He will not reveal any inside information after the deadline.
§4A. - SPECTATORS AND GHOSTS MAY HAUNT, TAUNT AND FLAUNT, BUT NEVER SUGGEST ANY COURSE OF ACTION OR REVEAL ANY INFORMATION. ANY ACTION WHICH CAN AFFECT TO THE OUTCOME OF THE GAME IS FORBIDDEN. ANYONE CAUGHT DOING IT WILL BE *PERMANENTLY* BANNED FROM PARTICIPATION. NO EXCUSES ARE VALID.
§4B. - When doing ghost/spectator commentary, please use a non-white colour.
§5. - Alliances and Feuds which aren't based on your characters or roles in the game between players are forbidden. Alliances and Feuds which continue from one game to another undermine the whole idea of the game.
§6A. – The Game Moderator has the last word on all matters.
§6B. – If the Game Moderator makes a mistake (e.g. with the vote count, hunt/scan orders), if critical information has been revealed, the mistake will be kept.
§7A. – Forging PMs is allowed. Screenshots of PMs is not.
§7B. - Posting or quoting of PMs from the GM is not allowed - real or forged.
§8. – Voting must be done in the following way. Write "VOTE" and the person you are voting for in size 4+ bold text. For example:
VOTE THE 'LYNKSTER
If you wish to un-vote someone, write "UNVOTE":
UNVOTE THE 'LYNKSTER, VOTE ALYNKIO
Any other type of voting will not be counted and will make you eligible for subbing. In case of re-voting without un-voting the original vote will be the counted vote. DO NOT EDIT VOTES AFTER POSTING THEM.
§9. - The GM can and will remove players if the GM believes the player is not participating at his/her full capacity. This will be done through the use of killing the player's role, or using substitutes, if they are available. All such decisions are made solely at the discretion of the GM. DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THE GAME IF YOU KNOW YOU CAN'T PARTICIPATE.
§10. – Always Trust the GM.
Goldish/Yellow is the GM's Color. Do not use it.
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